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Commercial Real Estate in San Rafael, CA - 65 Properties Available

  • 111 McInnis Pkwy - San Rafael
    111 McInnis Pkwy, Civic Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $42/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 19,358 Sqft
  • 22 Pelican Way - San Rafael
    22 Pelican Way, Canal, San Rafael, CA 94901
    For Lease $33/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 5,450 Sqft
  • Civic Center Plaza - San Rafael
    3900 Civic Center Drive, Civic Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $42/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 4,910 Sqft
  • Marin Commons - San Rafael
    1600 Los Gamos, North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $35.4/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 45,420 Sqft
  • 4040 Civic Center Dr - San Rafael
    4040 Civic Center Dr, North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $47.4/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 10,249 Sqft
  • Regency Center I - San Rafael
    100 Smith Ranch Rd., North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $39/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 7,412 Sqft
  • Civic Center Plaza - San Rafael
    3900 & 3950 Civic Center, Civic Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $42/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 4,910 Sqft
  • Rafael Town Center - San Rafael
    999 Fifth Ave, Downtown San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94901
    For Lease $48/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 2,294 Sqft
  • 1401 Los Gamos Drive - San Rafael
    1401 Los Gamos Drive, Mont Marin - San Rafael Park, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $18.96 - $30/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 12,656 Sqft
  • Northgate Professional Center - San Rafael
    899 Northgate Drive, Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $37.32/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 11,731 Sqft
  • Creekside Center - San Rafael
    7 Mount Lassen Drive, Lucas Valley-Marinwood, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $27.6/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 16 Spaces
    • 9,334 Sqft
  • 1101 5th Avenue - San Rafael
    1101 5th Avenue, Downtown San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94901
    For Lease $45/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 8,380 Sqft
  • San Rafael Bay Park - San Rafael
    2175 Francisco Blvd, E., Canal, San Rafael, CA 94915
    For Lease $28.2/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 4,380 Sqft
  • Northgate Medical Dental Center - San Rafael
    750 Las Gallinas Avenue, North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 2,979 Sqft
  • La Plaza - San Rafael
    4340 Redwood Hwy, North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $25.8 - $27.36/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 2,643 Sqft
  • 25-55 Mitchell Blvd - San Rafael
    45 Mitchell Blvd, North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $22.2/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 1,649 Sqft
  • Regency Center II - San Rafael
    200 Smith Ranch Rd, North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA
    Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 82,800 Sqft
  • Marin Executive Center - San Rafael
    4000 Civic Center Drive, Civic Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $45 - $51/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 59,033 Sqft
  • 1 Thorndale Dr - San Rafael
    1 Thorndale Dr, Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $42/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 43,810 Sqft
  • 1 McInnis Pkwy - San Rafael
    1 McInnis Pkwy, Civic Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $45/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 13,542 Sqft
  • Downtown Center - San Rafael
    851 Irwin Street, Montecito - Happy Valley, San Rafael, CA 94901
    For Lease $33 - $39.6/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 7 Spaces
    • 10,640 Sqft
  • The Albert Building - San Rafael
    1010 B Street, Downtown San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94901
    For Lease $42/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 8,599 Sqft
  • Bayview Business Park - Building H - San Rafael
    101 Glacier Point Road, Canal, San Rafael, CA 94901
    For Lease $25.8/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 7,210 Sqft
  • Bayview Landing - San Rafael
    2370 Kerner Blvd, Canal, San Rafael, CA 94915
    For Lease $48/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 6,566 Sqft
  • 1050 Northgate Drive - San Rafael
    1050 Northgate Drive, North San Rafael Commercial Center, San Rafael, CA 94903
    For Lease $32.88 - $39.6/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 6,293 Sqft

San Rafael, CA Economic Overview

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San Rafael is the county seat of Marin County, one of the most affluent counties in the United States. Located across the San Francisco Bay from the City of San Francisco, and accessible via the Golden Gate Bridge, San Rafael is home to nearly 60,000 residents. Part of the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan statistical area, the market is known as a 'Gateway to the East' and attracts a significant amount of foreign investment. Businesses are attracted by the talent-rich workforce and investment opportunities of the market, making commercial real estate in San Rafael increasingly in demand and hard to find.

High-tech and the entertainment industries play major roles in the economy of San Rafael. George Lucas of Stars Wars fame put the city on the map as a center for the entertainment industry, with its focus on animation and cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology. As a result, video game developers and major studios are attracted to San Rafael and Marin County.

With a median household income of over $77,000 and a growing job base, households here earn over 50% more money than the U.S. average and nearly 30% more than the State of California as a whole. Income growth in San Rafael is expected to remain strong as companies find the city an attractive, more affordable alternative to the higher-priced commercial real estate of San Francisco and upper Silicon Valley.

San Rafael, CA Commercial Real Estate Market

The continued growth of the San Rafael commercial real estate market is driven in large part by the San Francisco MSA, with Fortune 500 companies such as Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, PG&E, and Gap, Inc., all headquartered here. The San Rafael office market benefits from the exceptional performance of the job market, the demand for industrial flex space is driven by high-tech, green energy and bio-technology companies, and the overall retail market in San Rafael benefits from Marin County's wealth.

According to a recent analysis by the local brokerage firm of Keegan & Coppin Real Estate, rental rates in Marin County and San Rafael across all asset classes are moving upward and vacancy rates are pushing downward, due to the expensiveness of commercial space in the San Francisco North Bay area. Demand for office and industrial space in San Rafael and the County continues to increase as both traditional, high-technology and bio-technology tenants seek out more price effective options.

While the vacancy rate of industrial property in Marin County hovers at around 3%, office vacancies are running closer to 17% due to the functional obsolescence of older product. Private investors are increasingly attracted to industrial and flex industrial property due to its low turnover, while institutional investors have the capital to update, re-purpose and reposition major office property in San Rafael and in Marin County.

San Rafael, CA Office Rental Rates ($/SF/year)

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF.

San Rafael, CA Office Sales

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF, which sold at over $5M.

San Rafael, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 3,040,924 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 1,116,116 SF / 36.7% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 1,924,808 SF / 63.3% of total office

By class:

  • Class A: 179,836 SF / 5.91% of total office
  • Class B: 2,431,042 SF / 79.94% of total office
  • Class C: 150,650 SF / 4.95% of total office

Industrial

Total: 130,000 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 100k to 500k SF: 130,000 SF / 100% of total industrial

By class:

  • Class A: 130,000 SF / 100% of total industrial

Employment in San Rafael, CA

Employment

Job growth in San Rafael has increased by nearly 2%, with an unemployment rate of under 4%. Nearly 50% of the labor force works in the areas of management, education, business and finance, sales, and administration. Major employers in San Rafael and Marin County include Kaiser Permanente with over 1,800 employees; Marin General Hospital with 1,100; Fireman's Fund Insurance Company with 950 workers; Autodesk with nearly 900; BioMarin Pharmaceutical with over 870 employees; Safeway with over 800 workers; Comcast with over 600; and Macy's, Bradley Real Estate, MHN, Dominican University of California, and Wells Fargo.

As part of the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan statistical area, San Rafael also benefits from Fortune 500 and innovative technology company employers such as Salesforce, PG&E, Charles Schwab, McKesson, Twitter, Uber, LinkedIn, Google, Dolby, Yelp, and Visa.

Education in San Rafael, CA

The San Rafael City Schools District and the Dixie School District operate the majority of public elementary and middle schools in the city. The two comprehensive public high schools of San Rafael High and Terra Linda High are governed by San Rafael City Schools. There are also numerous private schools in San Rafael, including Mark Day School, Marin Academy, Brandeis Marin, and 3R School.

There is one university within San Rafael, the Dominican University of California. Thanks to its nearness to the City of San Francisco, residents of San Rafael also have easy commuting access to the outstanding universities in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Commuting Time in San Rafael, CA

Residents of San Rafael and the Bay Area hold the distinction of having the 3rd-worst traffic congestion in the country, right behind Los Angeles and Honolulu, Hawaii. While the average commuter spends nearly 26 minutes traveling to work, times can vary wildly, and nearly 3% of the residents in San Rafael have super commute times of 90 minutes or more.

Knowing that time wasted sitting in traffic could be put to more productive uses, only 61% of the work day commuters in San Rafael drive alone, while nearly 25% carpool or utilize public mass transit.

  • U.S. Route 101 connects the northern part of the Bay Area to San Francisco and Interstate 580 provides access to the East Bay.;
  • Ferries provide service across the Bay to San Francisco, while the Sanoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system provides public transit service from the Sonoma County airport to the San Rafael Transit Center which is a hub for Marin Transit buses.;
  • San Rafael is served by both the San Francisco and Oakland International Airports, as well as the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport just north of Marin County.

San Rafael Demographics

Population

  • Total Population59,180
  • Male Population(50.1 %) 29,623
  • Female Population(49.9 %) 29,557
  • Median Age41.30

Income/Financial

  • Average Household Income$133,068
  • Median Household Income$85,931
  • Median Income Under 25$39,097
  • Median Income 25-44$89,547
  • Median Income 45-64$104,824
  • Median Income Over 65$70,771

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